Uzbekistan: Second Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation Corridor 2 Road Investment Program - Tranche 2

Sovereign Project | 44483-026

ADB is helping Uzbekistan improve roads that will boost trade along a key transport corridor linking Asia to Europe. The second tranche of the investment program will upgrade a 75-kilometer, two-lane section of a highway running from Pungan to Namangan to four lanes. It will also provide additional financing to help complete work on 58 km of road approved under Tranche 1 of the program.

Project Name Second Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation Corridor 2 Road Investment Program - Tranche 2
Project Number 44483-026
Country / Economy Uzbekistan
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Loan
Source of Funding / Amount
Loan 2965-UZB: Second Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation Corridor 2 Road Investment Program - Tranche 2
Ordinary capital resources US$ 39.81 million
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Regional integration
Drivers of Change
Sector / Subsector

Transport / Road transport (non-urban)

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming No gender elements
Description

The components for financing under the Loan 2965-UZB are:

(i) Road development. The output will be about 75 km of the reconstructed section of A373/4R112 highway (between Km 0 and Km 75) from Pungan to Namangan. The investment will upgrade the existing two-lane section to a four-lane section with an international design. The cost includes civil works and construction supervision consulting services. This output was cancelled by the Government in 2017.

(ii) Additional financing for Tranche 1. The output will be completion of civil works for the 58 km road improvement approved under Tranche 1.

Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy The second investment program will finance the reconstruction of selected sections of CAREC Corridor 2 A380 and A373/4R112. This reconstruction will improve connectivity and road safety, and boost domestic and international trade. The second investment program fits with Strategy 2020 of the Asian Development Bank (ADB), and is aligned with the United Nations Decade of Action for Road Safety 2011-2020. The investment program is in line with the proposed Uzbekistan Transport Sector Strategy (2006-2020) and road map, as well as the CAREC Transport and Trade Facilitation Strategy and Action Plan. The investment program is included in ADB's 2012-2016 Country Partnership Strategy for Uzbekistan.
Impact

Improved road connectivity, safety, and effective management for the Uzbekistan sections of CAREC Corridor 2 Road

Project Outcome
Description of Outcome

Increased travel efficiency on the reconstructed A373/4R112 highway sections

Progress Toward Outcome The civil works on reconstruction of 58 km of A373 highway will be completed by 31 March 2020. The travel efficiency expressed in reduced travel time will be assessed in Q3 2020 after completion of civil works.
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

Remaining sections of Project 1 (Loan 2772) on A373 completed.

Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues) The physical progress on reconstruction of 58 km of A373 highway is 97% while the financial progress is 94%. The remaining works will be completed by 31 March 2020.
Geographical Location Chust Tumani, Namangan, Namangan, Pop Tumani, Pungan, Turagurghon, Turaqurghon Tumani
Safeguard Categories
Environment B
Involuntary Resettlement B
Indigenous Peoples C
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects The project does not have any major environmental impacts. An initial environmental examination has been prepared in accordance with the updated environment assessment and review framework for the investment program.
Involuntary Resettlement Civil works on reconstruction of 58 km of A373 highway do not involve land acquisition or involuntary resettlement.
Indigenous Peoples The project will not have adverse impact on indigenous peoples.
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design Discussions were held with affected persons, khokimyat authorities and key stakeholders through public consultations with villagers, Mahalla committees, and various groups.
During Project Implementation Consultations will be continued with khokimyat authorities and key stakeholders. Public consultations with villagers, Mahalla committees, women's committee representatives and groups, and other interested parties will be carried out, when and if required.
Business Opportunities
Consulting Services All consulting services to be financed under the project 2 will be procured in accordance with ADB's Guidelines on the Use of Consultants (2013, as amended from time to time).
Procurement All procurement of works and goods will be undertaken in accordance with ADB's Procurement Guidelines (2015, as amended from time to time).
Responsible ADB Officer Murodov, Khurshidbek
Responsible ADB Department Central and West Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Uzbekistan Resident Mission
Executing Agencies
Avtoyulinvest
Timetable
Concept Clearance -
Fact Finding -
MRM 22 Nov 2012
Approval 10 Dec 2012
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 04 Oct 2019

Loan 2965-UZB

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
10 Dec 2012 16 Apr 2013 15 Aug 2013 30 Jun 2016 23 Aug 2021 20 Oct 2021
Financing Plan Loan Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 84.81 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 39.81 11 Jan 2023 32.41 0.00 100%
Counterpart 45.00 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 11 Jan 2023 32.41 0.00 100%
Status of Covenants
Category Sector Safeguards Social Financial Economic Others
Rating Satisfactory Satisfactory Satisfactory Satisfactory - Satisfactory

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Title Document Type Document Date
Second Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation Corridor 2 Road Investment Program: Project Completion Report Project/Program Completion Reports Oct 2022
Second Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation Corridor 2 Road Investment Program (Tranches 1 and 2): Program Completion Report Project/Program Completion Reports Oct 2022
Second Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation Corridor 2 Road Investment Program - Tranche 2: Audited Project Financial Statements (1 January 2021-21 September 2021) Audited Project Financial Statements Nov 2021
Second Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation Corridor 2 Road Investment Program - Tranche 2: Audited Project Financial Statements (January-December 2020) Audited Project Financial Statements Apr 2021
Second Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation Corridor 2 Road Investment Program: Facility Administration Manual Facility Administration Manual Nov 2020
Second Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation Corridor 2 Road Investment Program - Tranche 2: Audited Project Financial Statements (January-December 2019) Audited Project Financial Statements May 2020
Second Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation Corridor 2 Road Investment Program - Tranche 2: Audited Project Financial Statements (January-December 2018) Audited Project Financial Statements Aug 2019
Second Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation Corridor 2 Road Investment Program - Tranche 2: Audited Project Financial Statements (January-December 2017) Audited Project Financial Statements Oct 2018
Amendment to the Loan Agreement for Loan 2965-UZB: Second Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation Corridor 2 Road Investment Program - Tranche 2 Loan Agreement (Ordinary Resources) Jul 2018
Second Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation Corridor 2 Road Investment Program - Tranche 2: Procurement Plan Procurement Plans Oct 2017
Second Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation Corridor Corridor 2 Road Investment Program - Tranche 2: Audited Project Financial Statements (January-December 2016) Audited Project Financial Statements Jul 2017
Second Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation Corridor Corridor 2 Road Investment Program - Tranche 2: Audited Project Financial Statements (January-December 2015) Audited Project Financial Statements Oct 2016
Second Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation Corridor 2 Road Investment Program: Facility Administration Manual Facility Administration Manual Nov 2015
Second Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation Corridor 2 Road Investment Program - Tranche 2: Audited Project Financial Statements (15 August 2013-31 December 2014) Audited Project Financial Statements Aug 2015
Вторая инвестиционная программа мультитраншевого финансирования ЦАРЭС Коридор 2 : Информация о проекте Translated PDS May 2013
Loan Agreement for Second CAREC Corridor 2 Road Investment Program - Project 2 Loan Agreement (Ordinary Resources) Apr 2013
Second Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation Corridor 2 Road Investment Program - Tranche 2: Periodic Financing Request Report Periodic Financing Request Reports Dec 2012

Safeguard Documents See also: Safeguards
Safeguard documents provided at the time of project/facility approval may also be found in the list of linked documents provided with the Report and Recommendation of the President.

Title Document Type Document Date
Second Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation Corridor 2 Road Investment Program - Tranches 1 and 2: Environmental Monitoring Report (July-December 2021) Environmental Monitoring Reports Jan 2022
Second Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation Corridor 2 Road Investment Program - Tranches 1 and 2: Environmental Monitoring Report (January-June 2021) Environmental Monitoring Reports Oct 2021
Second Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation Corridor 2 Road Investment Program - Tranche 2: Social Monitoring Report (July 2019-September 2021) Social Monitoring Reports Sep 2021
Second Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation Corridor 2 Road Investment Program - Tranches 1 and 2: Environmental Monitoring Report (July-December 2020) Environmental Monitoring Reports Aug 2021
Second Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation Corridor 2 Road Investment Program - Tranche 2: Resettlement Monitoring Report Social Monitoring Reports Nov 2016
Second Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation Corridor 2 Road Investment Program - Tranche 2: LARP Internal Monitoring Report Social Monitoring Reports Nov 2015
Second CAREC Corridor 2 Road Investment Program - Tranche 2: A373/4P112 Pungan-Namangan Highway Resettlement Plans Dec 2013
Second Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation Corridor 2 Road Investment Program - Tranche 2 Resettlement Frameworks Nov 2012
Second Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation Corridor 2 Road Investment Program, Tranche 2 Initial Environmental Examination Nov 2012
Second Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation Corridor 2 Road Investment Program - Tranche 2: A373/4P112 Pungan-Namangan Highway Resettlement Plans Nov 2012
MFF - Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation Corridor 2: Resettlement Framework Resettlement Frameworks Apr 2011

Evaluation Documents See also: Independent Evaluation

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Tenders

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Contracts Awarded

Contract Title Approval Number Contract Date Contractor | Address Executing Agency Total Contract Amount (US$) Contract Amount Financed by ADB (US$)
THIS IS SUPPLIMENTARY AGREEMENT NO.9 TO CONTRACT N O.MFF2-CS-P1DATED 9 AUGUST 2012 FINANCED UNDER L2 772. L2965 WILL FINANCE PAYMENTS TO SAMBO. Loan 2965 12 Dec 2019 SAMBO ENGINEERING CO.LTD (KOREA) | 30,WIRYESEONG-DAERO 16-GIL, SONGPA-GU, S EOUL, KOREA KOREA, REPUBLIC OF Republican Road Fund 484,337.98 484,337.98